Since my youth, I have grown up around single-origin pu'er tea | Mansa Tea | Story of our beginning | Aged vintage single-origin pu'er tea. Single-origin pu-erh, raw pu-erh, sheng pu'er, ripe pu-erh, shou pu'er, aged tea

Since my youth, I have grown up around handcrafted aged tea. My father, a pu'er enthusiast who has been sourcing tea for the last 15 years, would bring a tea cake of Laobanzhang pu'er home and would share it around the family table. We would enjoy the subtle flavor differences across multiple infusions and appreciate the balance between the slight bitterness in taste and the richness in natural aroma. But outside of home, even in the cultural diversity of New York City, I realized that tea is more commercialized with blends, tisanes, and bubble tea as the norm. Although aged wine and single-origin coffee have become part of a fine dining experience, tea has not evolved far from the afterthought varietal box of tea bags.

I knew it was time to take a leap of faith and pursue this passion. I left the corporate world to share my personal experiences with handcrafted aged teas and help elevate tea culture in NYC and beyond. We embarked on several journeys to Yiwu, an ancient tea mountain in Yunnan and one of the ancestral homes of pu'er. With our family’s decades-long relationship with local farmers, we had our tea leaves harvested from the oldest wild trees. Over countless tasting sessions, we curated our premium aged teas by discerning subtle but unique flavors based on terroir, age of tree, and vintage.

Our selections are rare and high-quality ones that we would have to treat ourselves, savor with family and friends, and gift during special occasions. We are excited to share our tea collections with all of you, modern connoisseurs, to help you satisfy your palate.

Mansa Tea | Ashley, Founder | Aged vintage single-origin tea and Pu'er

 

 

  


Ashley, Founder & CEO     

 

Learn about Aged Tea

what makes our aged tea unique

For the best and the rarest

Sourced from the finest terroir

We go to the origin of tea to find the best tea. For the best pu'er, we go to the ancient tea mountains in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, where historic trees over 100 years old, even 500 years, thrive. For the best white tea, we go to the Fujian Province. We are focused on finding the absolute best and rarest tea.

From start to finish

Handcrafted by artisans

Our tea are not machine processed. Instead, they are handcrafted from the initial handpicking of leaves to pan-frying, rolling, sun-drying, and stone-pressing the tea leaves into a tea cake.

Handpicked from wild trees

Naturally organic

Many consumers think of tea bushes when they think of tea plantations. However, the finest pu'er teas come from historic tea trees located high in elevation where no pesticide is needed. Farmers have to climb the tea trees to handpick the leaves.

In a controlled environment

Carefully Aged

At Mansa, we ensure you experience our aged tea at its peak by carefully loosening the compressed tea cakes at the time of order. Until then, we store our tea at a temperature- and humidity-controlled environment to ensure optimal aging of our tea products.

No Blends or added Flavors

Only Single Origin Tea

The world of single-origin tea is complex. With its range of flavors based on terroir, age of tree, and vintage, the journey is an adventure on its own. Instead of showcasing different flavors using blended ingredients, we aim to share different individual traits of unique single-origin aged teas with you.

Re-steep 5-7+ times

Our single serving is meant to be re-brewed multiple times throughout the day. 

Even 10+ times for some.

Our brewing technique adapts the traditional gongfu style for modern tea connoisseurs.

Learn how to brew